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The Market-place again, now gay with flowers and banners and bright sunshine.

The townsfolk are assembled as in the first act. Those from the war are narrating their exploits to eager listeners, and once more the aldermen are waiting expectantly in the doorway of the town-hall, and the pikemen are gathered about the steps. NICHOLAS
DIRCKS is directing the serving-men in the arrangement of the throne-chair and some
less important seats in front of the steps, while a score of lads and girls are dancing
gaily before the inn, with
PEPPIN, the dwarf, in their midst.

No. 21 CHORUS & DANCE

CHORUS.
  O'er Mirlemont city the banners are flying —
    Sing Heigh for the garlands that swing in the sun!
  And hearts that but yesterday sadly were sighing
    Are crying Sing Ho! for the war that is won.
Sing Ho for the war that is done! done! done!
The battle is only begun, gun, gun,
      For winning a lover,
As ye shall discover
    Is harder than storming a town, a town!
  O'er Mirlemont city the banners are flying
    Sing Heigh for the garlands that swing in the sun!

DANCE.

  Fond hearts that but yesterday sadly were sighing
    Are crying Sing Ho! for the war that is won.
Sing Ho for the war that is done! done! done!
The battle is only begun, gun, gun,
      For winning a lover,
As ye shall discover
    Is harder than storming a town, a town!
  O'er Mirlemont city the banners are flying
    Sing Heigh for the garlands that swing in the sun!

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